A game based on the Virginia Tech Massacre has recently been uploaded on indie game site newgrounds.com. In the game, you play South Korean-born Cho Seung-hui, who last month shot dead 32 fellow students at the Virginia Tech campus, in the worst massacre of its kind in the US. The aim of the game is to basically kill everyone in the game, optionally starting with Emily Jane Hilscher, Cho?s first victim.
The games creator, 21 year old Sydney resident, Ryan Lambourn, says he will remove the game if he receives $US2000 in donations, and will also apologise for $US3000. Ryan added that he made the game ?because he thought it was funny?, and the idea of putting up the ransom demand was a ?hilarious idea?.
This game is in a similar vein to the indie RPG, Super Columbine Massacre, based on the Columbine Massacre, which was pulled from the Slamdance Guerilla Gamemaker Competition, amidst some controversy. Though V-Tech Rampage is not of a similar quality.
Ryan expressed his remorse for the victims of the massacre, but also sympathy for the gunman, saying "No one listens to you unless you've got something sensational to do. And that's why I feel sympathy for Cho Seung-hui. He had to go that far."